I often lurk over at the vintage site and posted the following yesterday; it was suggested that I post here as this gang of crazies might be appreciative:
Yes, even a blind squirrel finds the occasional acorn. Dropped by a thrift store Tuesday to drop off a bunch of stuff (trying to clean out basement) and spotted a bunch of electronics that had been dropped off just before me. I talked with the manager and he refused to 'sell out the back of the store (kudos to him) but told me to come back Thursday when they should make it to the front of the store. Went in this A.M. and no dice, so I talked with the acting manager (manager on vacation today) and he confirmed they had them but did not know how to price them; talked my way into the back and dickered on a pile of equipment....everything looks to be pristine, looks like someone was cleaning out 'Grandpa's' cherished electronics assembly that had been locked behind closed doors for decades.
For $80.00 I came away with the following:
Pioneer SX-1080 (looks brand new), was in box Tuesday but they trashed the box in between Tuesday and Thursday ("gets in the way")
Teac A-6300 RTR
Sony TC-850 RTR
Revox A-77 RTR
I am a big fan of the Pioneer receivers of that era but know very little relative to the RTR's. Any shared experience/ opinions would be appreciated. I would probably have initially passed on the RTR's as I am trying to minimize life/possessions/projects but had to bid on the whole lot (to get the receiver, which caught my eye).
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Topic - Thrift store find (looking for good home) - Jamesspud 05:34:12 07/08/11 (5)